Upper Landing & Chestnut Plaza Parks

Owner: City of Saint Paul

Location: Saint Paul, MN

Description: These two adjacent parks are located between Saint Paul downtown proper and the river, and are part of an effort to take back the river front from industry and give it back to the people. No longer does Saint Paul turn its back on its most notable and beautiful resource - The Mississippi River. The result is a spactacular linear park whose focus is the river, but whose backdrop is the downtown skyline. The land formerly was highway and industry, which was converted into a blend of hard and soft landscape elements as well as water fountains that invite children to play within. This effort also retains water that previously ran off into the river.